Today was the day that Joe Giudice’s sentencing for his driver’s license case finally happened. Joe took a plea deal with basically means he won’t do any time for the state charge as they are going to let his federal time count toward his 18 month sentence. Joe is so dumb he almost REFUSED THE PLEA DEAL! So the story here is if you are going to commit a lot of crimes, do them all at once so you can do your sentences all together in a federal prison. Today in court, Joe the judge managed to inflict the maximum pain he could other than time. He took Joe’s license for two years and hit him with the maximum fine of $10,000.
NJ.Com reporter Vicki Hyland was in court for the ruling. Joe asked if he could drive the kids down to the end of the driveway where the bus stops. The judge said he could not. He could walk them to the end of the long driveway. Isn’t Gia old enough to drive? Why not get a golf cart and let her drive the girls to the end of the driveway. Or they could just walk, like I did when I lived in the back of a huge apartment complex and had to walk uphill both ways in the deep snow. Kids today are such wimps.
In other news, Joe says in the interview with Extra! that he cries every time he leaves the prison and that he and the girls and her mother go almost every weekend. It doesn’t sound like Joe and Melissa Gorga visit. Joe says Teresa calls or emails him everyday and still plans his daily schedule.
But some of the most interesting Tea comes from the Daily Mail story. It’s clear that Joe doesn’t think he is a criminal. Despite being convicted of numerous felonies and a driving record that the judge clearly found appalling today. And that despite RHONJ “being like a job” LOL he is willing to take the 6 figure paycheck but “they” are going to hold out for big money. It’s like Joe doesn’t realize he will likely be in prison before filming starts up again. If it starts up again.
But despite the Giudices’ convictions and prison terms, Joe insisted that he and Teresa are ‘not bad people.’ ‘We’re not, you know, these criminals or whatever,’ he said.
‘I don’t know, whatever the h*** they make us out to be.’
He was also certain of one thing: The family’s return to the Real Housewives franchise will not be definite, even when their jail terms are behind them. And if it does happen, they will ‘do it differently’.
‘The only good thing about it is the money. Is it fun? No. But after doing it for so many years, it’s almost like a job. It’s not a big deal,’ he said. ‘Now, it’s pretty easy. It’s an easy job.
‘The numbers would have to be very big in order to go back. As of right now, there’s nothing really. Not that they don’t want us… they want us. If the number’s right, that’s the only way.’
He added that he believed his business with Bravo TV ‘added gas to the fire’ in relation to his and Teresa’s convictions, turning ‘something that should have been really nothing’ into ‘a big deal’.
‘If I knew what I know now and I would do it again, I would know what to do and what not to do, so it would be easier. You learn by mistakes,’ he said, adding that he now does not trust lawyers.
And did any of his RHONJ co-stars step up to the plate in the wake of his and Teresa’s sentencing?
‘Nobody really,’ he said. Actually, one guy, Rino. [And] Dina… Dina’s been here a few times.’
I thought it was sweet that Rino stopped by to check on Joe. I knew Dina would, but it’s nice that Rino did. He seems like good people.